Peter Cooke challenges Gov. Gary Herbert to 7 debates in Utah governor’s race

SALT LAKE CITY — Democrat Peter Cooke is challenging Gov. Gary Herbert to seven debates around the state prior to the November election.

Fair and balanced debates are a historical part of democracy and provide voters with the information they need to measure the candidates, Cooke said.

Herbert campaign spokesman Marty Carpenter said the governor welcomes the opportunity to debate and to make the sure the electorate can make an informed decision. As for how many debates between now and Election Day, Carpenter said that remains to be coordinated with Herbert’s schedule.

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